Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
It was back in 2011 that we first heard how Virgin Atlantic Airways was planning to use an eco-friendly aviation fuel made from captured steel mill waste gases. A successful test flight followed in 2016, and the fuel has now been utilized in a commercial flight for the first time.
The Atlantic’s biggest hurricanes are getting stronger more quickly than they were 30 years ago. And they’re now gaining power in different parts of the Atlantic than was previously the case. It’s mainly down to a mysterious ocean cycle which may be coming to the end of a period of warming.
ScienceWhile not quite as significant as the one-time accidental discovery of penicillin, 2016 did have its share of chance findings in the scientific community. Here we take a look at five of them.